Press Release Housing

Working Group to Address Full Capital Needs for NYCHA's Chelsea Developments

The City of New York, Office of the Mayor

October 10, 2019

Mayor de Blasio, Congressman Nadler, Speaker Johnson, Public Advocate Williams, Comptroller Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Brewer, Senator Hoylman, Senator Jackson and Assembly Member Gottfried today announced the creation of a working group to address the future of the Fulton Houses, Elliot-Chelsea, and Chelsea Addition NYCHA developments. These developments face a capital deficit of $344 million to reach a state of good repair. Without action, residents’ housing quality will continue to deteriorate.

“We look forward to joining a productive conversation about how NYCHA can best improve quality of life for the residents of the Fulton Houses, Chelsea-Elliot Houses, and Chelsea Addition. Finding a timely solution to addressing the developments’ significant capital needs by improving management and better utilizing NYCHA’s assets will benefit thousands of public housing tenants and ensure that their deeply affordable housing units will be preserved for future generations,” Andrew Rein, President of the Citizens Budget Commission.

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